Cello Sonatas
Ludwig van Beethoven

Cello Sonatas

Steven Isserlis / Robert Levin

CDA 67981 - 0034571179810

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‘Isserlis’s playing always has spirit to spare. But the fortepiano ensures an even fresher sense of discovery to his cello odyssey’ (The Guardian)

In this new chamber recording, Steven Isserlis together with his regular collaborator, fortepianist Robert Levin, presents a magisterial and long-awaited compendium of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano, including Beethoven’s arrangement of his Op 17 Horn Sonata. The use of the fortepiano opens up a wealth of sonic possibilities for these works.

The five Cello Sonatas span Beethoven’s compositional epochs and comprise the most important cycle of cello sonatas in the entire repertoire. Isserlis writes that the composer ‘transforms himself from confident virtuoso to supreme master of classical form, and then beyond that to a mystic exploring strange new worlds of unearthly beauty—a wondrous transfiguration’.

Eenvoudig samengevat: er zijn geen betere vertolkingen voorhanden, het is van begin tot eind een fascinerende ontdekkingsreis in optima forma

CDA 67981 - Cello Sonatas - Steven Isserlis, Robert Levin - Opus Klassiek
Tracklisting
  • 1
    Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1
    Ia. Adagio sostenuto
    02:47
  • 1
    Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1
    I. Andante
    02:54
  • 2
    Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1
    Ib. Allegro
    14:11
  • 2
    Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1
    II. Allegro vivace
    05:11
  • 3
    Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1
    II. Allegro vivace
    07:03
  • 3
    Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1
    III. Adagio – Tempo d'andante
    03:16
  • 4
    Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2
    I. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo
    05:20
  • 4
    Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1
    IV. Allegro vivac
    04:28
  • 5
    Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2
    II. Allegro molto più tosto presto
    14:13
  • 5
    Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2
    I. Allegro con brio
    06:43
  • 6
    Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2
    III. Rondo. Allegro
    09:16
  • 6
    Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2
    II. Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto
    08:12
  • 7
    Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69
    I. Allegro, ma non tanto
    12:35
  • 7
    Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2
    III. Allegro – Allegro fugato
    04:34
  • 8
    Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69
    II. Scherzo. Allegro molto
    05:24
  • 8
    Variations in G Major on 'See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes' from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45
    11:24
  • 9
    Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69
    III. Adagio cantabile
    01:31
  • 9
    Variations in F Major on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Op. 66
    09:17
  • 10
    Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69
    IV. Allegro vivace
    07:28
  • 10
    Variations in E-Flat Major on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, WoO 46
    08:54
  • 11
    Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17
    I. Allegro moderato
    07:50
  • 12
    Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17
    II. Poco adagio, quasi andante
    01:19
  • 13
    Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17
    III. Rondo. Allegro moderato
    05:05
28-05-2014

CDA 67981 - Cello Sonatas - Steven Isserlis, Robert Levin - Opus Klassiek